Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.10 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.90 / 5
Crud performance: 3.38 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.40 / 5
Pro It’s not the most muscular ski in the category. But that will come as a relief to some women, and testers agreed that the Burnin Luv possesses a quickness that others lack. It’s one of the narrowest skis in the T:Nine women’s series, built for everyday use in regions where soft snow is the exception rather than the rule. Its 68-mm waist makes it lightning-fast from edge to edge, its generous sidecut delivers automatic slalom-radius arcs, one after another, and its Marker Piston binding interface quiets whatever noisy vibrations its MOD dampening systems miss, making for a smoother ride. But it’s never pushy. "Easy and quick," said Thys, "and doesn’t require a lot of energy. Easy to find your balance on." Con Strongest, fastest women will want more power.